Anatomy of an X-Team: Case Study 1 – Uncanny X-Men (Gold Team) #281-321

Last time I posited that X-Men and X-Men franchise team rosters tended toward seven basic roles that I refer to as The Template, and that series runs that doubled up on too many of these roles or left too many unfulfilled suffered for it. Contrariwise, those runs that hewed closest to The Template were best […]

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The Other Weapons

The Weapon Plus program gave us some of the greatest creations in the Marvel universe including Captain America, Wolverine, the Stepford Cuckoos, Fantomex, Allgod, and that Squirrel version of Wolverine. Writer (and I stress writer, not artist) Luz Bianca imagined what some of the less successful Weapons might have looked like…

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Inktober 2016 Round Up

Inktober is a great event where artists draw something for each day of October. We just wanted to highlight 31 of the best X-Men piece of the event this year. Enjoy and make sure to follow these creators on twitter!   #inktober2016 Day 12 The original Rogue one! #inktober #rogue #RogueOne #xmen #xmenapocalypse pic.twitter.com/8PkbSE3paA — Chris Henderson […]

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From the Ashes – 003 The D’Bari

Dark Phoenix was hungry, or so the story goes. She was hungry and finally free of constraints put in place by an all-too-human Jean Grey. She took to the sky, where she found in the universe a playground built solely for her. Long dead stars shined around her. She didn’t need to breathe. She was […]

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From the Ashes – 002 Adrienne Frost

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Massachusetts Academy headmistress, Frost Enterprises CEO, and Hellfire Club White Queen Adrienne Frost, of the Boston Frosts. The third of four children, Adrienne idolized her father, Winston; tolerated her mother, Hazel; and tormented her siblings. Cordelia, Emma, and Christian. At an early age, […]

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Creator Corner – Joe Madureira

In the mid-1990’s, Marvel Comics was struggling. The Image exodus had seen their seven top-selling artists gone, and not on good terms. Todd MacFarlane (Spider-Man), Erik Larsen (Amazing Spider-Man), Rob Liefeld (X-Force), Jim Lee (X-Men), Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men), Marc Silvestri (Wolverine), and Jim Valentino (Guardians of the Galaxy) were achieving very public success at […]

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